J.K.O returns with his third release on Totally 'Ardcore with the 'Kuato (O.Y.M) / Closer' EP. This is the perfect EP for those who like the more euphoric side of hardcore and prove why J.K.O. is one of the rising stars of the freeform scene.
The track 'Closer' has a cleverly built up introduction using the samples 'listen...do you hear it...it's getting closer' before aspects of the main lead begin to creep in. The first breakdown introduces the catchy main riff layered with bells and strings before it kicks in with a driving bass and percussion complimenting the main lead well.
With the track 'Kuata (O.Y.M)', JKO takes a much different approach to his first breakdown. Simple yet stunning piano melodies gradually build up into an uplifting riff which is guaranteed to get the crowds rushing. The 'open you mind' sample really breaks up the track well and subtle changes to the main lead throughout the rest of the track keep it fresh and full of energy.